Which are the best luxury hotels in Madrid, Spain, with executive club lounges? Most luxury hotels do not have executive club lounges or concierge floors with lounges offering complimentary food and drink. But there are some good hotels that do offer club lounges in Madrid in Spain.
It is worth picking a hotel with an executive club lounge so that you can benefit from all the free food and drink offered up in the lounge, as well as the luxurious rooms, setting, and service offered by these wonderful hotels.
Madrid is Spain’s central capital. It is a city of elegant boulevards and manicured parks such as the Buen Retiro. It’s the place to come for European art, including the Prado Museum’s works by Goya, Velázquez, and other Spanish masters.
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1. Four Seasons Hotel Madrid
Four Seasons Hotel Madrid is our favorite hotel in Madrid in Spain but, frustratingly, it does not have a club lounge. That said, if you are staying in Madrid, this remains our top choice even without any executive club lounge as it is so special.
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Four Seasons Hotel Madrid is the first Four Seasons hotel in Spain. After a seven-year reconceptualization and meticulous restoration of a collection of seven historic buildings, the new Four Seasons Hotel Madrid can be seen in the image above (image courtesy of Four Seasons). It is spectacular!
With a soaring grand lobby welcoming guests at its heart, Four Seasons Hotel Madrid is located within Centro Canalejas, also home to 22 Four Seasons Private Residences and the Galería Canalejas luxury shopping mall.
Architects Estudio Lamela led the restoration, preserving more than 3,700 artifacts throughout. Inside, interiors are by an international team of designers including BAMO, BG Architecture, Martin Brudnizki, AvroKO, and Luis Bustamante.
In an ever-changing city but always welcoming, visitors will discover something new with every return visit. Four Seasons is just steps from Kilómetro Cero, the central point from which all distances in Spain are measured.
In this truly pedestrian-friendly city, most of the main points of interest are within a 20-minute walk, including the 125 hectares (300 acres) Retiro Park with its incredible Glass Palace and endless pathways amid trees, fountains, and ponds. Three of the world’s best museums, the Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza, and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, form a Golden Triangle in the neighborhood around Four Seasons.
At Four Seasons, Spanish celebrity Chef Dani Garcia unveils Dani, a new dining concept from the three Michelin-starred chef, with an unmatched rooftop setting envisioned by acclaimed London and New York-based designer Martin Brudnizki. This bright and vivid brasserie offers a sophisticated touch, where locals and international guests can come together to savor Andalusian cuisine and panoramic views throughout the day and evening, both indoors and out in the sunshine on the terrace.
A gastro bar will continue to move forward with the tapas trend that began in Spain, adding modern Asian flavors paired with cutting-edge cocktails in a space created by global design studio AvroKO.
Adjacent to the Hotel’s bustling lobby, an open area bar and lounge will be the ideal place to meet, drink, and relax during a busy day of work or play in the city.
Four Seasons Hotel Madrid guests may choose from 200 rooms and suites, among them an exceptional triangular Royal Suite with double-height ceilings and numerous historical details.
Hotel guests and locals will find a four-level spa retreat capped by a sky-lit indoor pool and sun terrace looking out across Madrid’s rooftops. The spa is the largest in the city, offering eight treatment rooms plus a salon and 24/7 fitness center.
2. InterContinental Madrid
InterContinental Madrid has the best executive club lounge in Madrid but we still prefer the Four Seasons as our best hotel choice in Spain. The problem with the InterContinental Madrid is that it is situated on the Paseo de la Castellana at the northern side of the Salamanca fashion district.
This means it is not an easy walk into the city center, and you would be wise to hop on the tube at the nearby Rubén Darío metro station. Some argue that this is an exciting area with the 24-hour, outdoor Museo de Arte Público, with works by 20th-century Spanish sculptors displayed underneath a rather depressing concrete flyover. We think that this location, away from the main pedestrianized center, is far from ideal for a leisure trip to Madrid.
The hotel is a very nice 5 star which was the palace of the Dukedom of Aliaga. Original red marble pillars chandeliers and white marble floors are classy and regal if slightly dated. The whole place feels slightly old fashioned, although obviously luxurious.
The rooms are large and mix mustard and brown, and the bathrooms have black marble and are very nice as you would expect.
El Jardín is a wonderful restaurant with an al-fresco feel and French windows overlooking the central garden.
Like the rest of the hotel, this InterContinental club lounge is not very stylish, with classic, classy decor that lacks the modern touch. There are lots of orangy colored woods and blue and mustard carpets, and it is open from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm.
The lounge includes a private breakfast in the lounge. This is usually very good at InterContinental hotels with a very good buffet and a la carte hot dishes. You can read about the breakfast we experienced in the club lounge at the InterContinental London. Beyond breakfast, there are snacks and drinks throughout the day, and in the evening, there is a large buffet with appetizers, snacks, and drinks.
Also included in this club lounge is wifi throughout your stay, an ironing service (I’m not clear if this is free), a 10% discount at restaurant el jardín & brunch.
InterContinental club lounges are excellent, and even though I am not a fan of this hotel’s location, this is definitely the best executive club lounge in Madrid.
3. Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel & Conference Center
Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel & Conference Center is one of the few Marriott Bonvoy hotels in Madrid and it also has an executive club lounge. It is also the best Madrid airport hotel for staying in it if you are flying on or out.
This is a superbly snazzy, recently refurbished hotel. It’s super stylish, and the club lounge is gorgeous. The only let down is the location, but the hotel does provide a number of shuttles to get around, plus there is a bus stop directly in front of the hotel.
But this is not in a great location. The Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel & Conference Center is located between the International Airport and the city center, so it is ideal for events, conventions, exhibitions, and fairs. It also offers an impressive Auditorium for up to 2000 seats.
This hotel is big! With 869 rooms, an extensive variety of restaurant spaces, as well as the new concept in Madrid Buffet, an exclusive Executive Lounge for Marriott Bonvoy Members, an important Fitness Center area, as well as free shuttle service every 30 minutes to the Airport, you will not be left wanting.
The executive lounge is open 7 days a week and offers soft drinks, tea, coffee, water and cheese, bread, and crackers with toppings available throughout the day, as there is no special happy hour with hot or extra light bites. The same food remains out all day, except in the evening beer and wine is offered, so you can enjoy cheeses like brie with wine!
By contrast, the breakfast here is excellent with a cold buffet and an omelet station.
The look is super stylish, much snazzier looking than the InterContinental lounge with brown as the theme, natural brown slate walls, wooden floor, and some of the floor has a classy brown carpet seating looks stylish too. There are sofa seats as well as stools and high tables.
There are more Marriott hotels in Madrid, including Hotel Círculo Gran Vía, Autograph Collection, Palacio Del Retiro, Autograph Collection, AC Santo Mauro, Autograph Collection, and The Westin Palace. Still, none of these Marriott Bonvoy hotels has a club lounge. They’re also used to be a Sheraton Madrid Mirasierra, but this hotel does not seem to be part of the Marriott hotel group anymore, although it did have an executive club lounge when it was.
4. Hyatt Regency Hesperia Madrid
Hyatt Regency Hesperia Madrid is ideally located on one of Madrid’s most iconic avenues, the Paseo de la Castellana. The 170-room hotel has close proximity to businesses, banks, and embassies, along with luxury retail shops and historic sites.
Guests can enjoy spacious meeting rooms, a club lounge, and a locally inspired restaurant and bar.
The club lounge here is quite small and currently reserved for Globalist World Of Hyatt members, so it is peaceful with decent food and wine. The wine includes one Cava, one white, and one red wine, along with water and soft drinks. Breakfast takes place in the main restaurant, free for World Of Hyatt Globalist members and is an excellent hot and cold buffet.
5. Hilton Madrid Airport
Just minutes from Madrid Barajas International Airport and the bustling cosmopolitan city of Madrid, Hilton Madrid Airport is the perfect setting for world-class shopping, dining, meetings, and events, if you want a bargain and don’t mind being based at the airport.
Their complimentary shuttle goes from and to the airport, approximately every 30 minutes from 5:00 am to 12:00 am. They also have a shuttle to the city center (check ticket fares at reception). The nearby metro station will also link you to Madrid’s heart and its unique attractions.
This hotel has an executive lounge and a complimentary Fitness Center, WiFi.
Book their modern Executive Room which has floor-to-ceiling windows and enjoy access to the Executive Lounge with benefits including complimentary breakfast and refreshments.
Catch up with work at the desk and chair within your room, surf the web with WiFi (fees apply) or curl up on the chaise lounge and watch an on-demand movie on the plasma TV. Re-invigorate your senses in the luxurious marble bathroom.
Special touches include complimentary access to the Hilton Fitness by Precor® Center and Hydrotherapeutic pool.
6. Crowne Plaza Madrid
This is probably the least appealing hotel in our listing. Rooms are basic Crowne Plaza with views to the runway (if you’re lucky) and motorway (if you aren’t). There is a free shuttle to and from the hotel. It has a big bed, a large work desk with a leather office chair, and complimentary high-speed Internet. Interestingly, the bed is reported to be comfy, and the blackout curtains are effective, so you should get a good night’s sleep.
Book an executive room and you get free access to the Crowne Plaza Madrid Club Lounge with complimentary non-alcoholic drinks and snacks. The lounge is small and not very appealing, but the water and fruit are worth picking up.
Note: Benefits offered correct at the time of writing but may be amended at discretion of the vendor.
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